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It’s been more than half a year since WestJet announced the imminent purchase of more than 40 Bombardier turboprop aircraft and the creation of a regional service to be known as WestJet Encore. Expressions of interest in WestJet service were solicited by the airline and dozens of communities responded, making formal presentations in Calgary last June. Announcement day is drawing closer as a planned late January statement date was pushed back. Communities across the country have eagerly awaited a decision on who can expect WestJet Encore service. Representing the West Kootenays, a Castlegar contingent felt good about it’s

pitch following the effort and Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is every bit as upbeat now as he was late last spring. “I’m still optimistic about it,” said Chernoff on Jan. 31.

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The mayor hinted that there may have been recent, encouraging signs relating to whether Castlegar’s name is among those cities whose names are read when the news is broken. “I just think it’s working in a good direction,” he said.

Question of whether Castlegar and area will be served in future by WestJet remains up-in-the-air. The answer, however, is expected this month. flickr.com

“It’s my understanding that WestJet executives were in the community in the last couple of days, either Rossland or Nelson… in the area.” Chernoff did not indicate any knowledge of who the executives were, or exactly what the purpose of their visit may have been. WestJet media rep-

resentative Robert Palmer, in an email, told the Castlegar News on Jan. 31 he had been unaware of any such group visiting the West Kootenays over this period. Back in June an excited Chernoff had described how towns and cities from Pacific coast to Atlantic coast had taken their 25-minute turns in

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telling WestJet why they’d be good candidates for WestJet Encore service. His enthusiasm does not appear to have waned. “I’m still positive,” says the Castlegar mayor. “No doubt about it. I’m extremely hopeful.” The mayor also hinted at the possibility of Alaska Airlines service for Castlegar.

Job action More than 200 community living workers in the Kootenays and Salmon Arm went on strike starting on Thursday, January 31, including these photographed on Columbia Ave. in Castlegar.

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Council briefs Bylaw enforcement It’s been almost a year, but it looks like Basil and Susan McLaren, owners of Wests Department store, will have to fix their broken windows and stuccoed walls. The two appeared before council on Monday and pleaded their case. Basil, who spoke for the pair, said they have two window panes ready to go but wouldn’t put them in until they saw more action from the Element Club in living up to the Good Neighbour Agreement. “Basically, (for the Element to uphold) the good neighbour agreement, number one: there is a noise issue; number two: to patrol disorderly conduct outside and to have staff patrol outside,” said Basil to the Castlegar News. “I’ve talked to a number of bars and the liquor branch and when they do that it keeps everything down to a dull roar and it’s very effective.” City CAO John Malcolm told council that city staff had already witnessed Element staff cleaning the area as per the Good Neighbour Agreement and urged council to focus on the issue at hand re: the broken windows. Council voted unanimously in favour of the bylaw which stated: The city of Castlegar has been

Wests Department store owners Susan and Basil McLaren plead their case to Castlegar city council on Monday night as Phil Markin, director of development services, looks on. Craig Lindsay

unable to secure voluntary compliance with Property Maintenance Bylaw 1120 at 1209, 1217 and 1224 - 3rd Street and 310 Columbia Avenue. “The decision we made was that we are going on the McLaren’s property any way we have to go, to do that in order to do some remediation which involved at least putting windows up in place where the boarded up windows are there now,” said councillor Gord Turner. “We’re making this decision because we’ve been talking to him about this for quite some time. It’s still there. It’s as much a problem in the area as the problems he brought up about the Element. “So, yes we do want to do something about his concerns about the Element but we also have to do something about our concerns with the windows. It seems he’ll make these promises but, in fact, we have to take serious action to get it done.

“I’d like to see the two windows he’s talking about get going and him put them in place. Then we could say, ‘yes, he’s a responsible businessman starting to fix things up.’ But right now we don’t see that so we’re going ahead with this remediation situation.” Skate party The city of Castlegar’s first Skate Party was a big success with more than 250 people participating. Councillor and Community Wellness and Civic Pride committee chair Gord Turner told those in attendance at Monday’s city council meeting about the event. “It was wonderful,” said Turner who was one of many staff and council members who volunteered at the party. “We had people coming and going all night but particularly for the fireworks.” The Skate Party took place Friday night at the Kinnaird Park outdoor rinks. Turner said it was great to have an event

in town geared towards families. “It was a friendly, all ages, family gettogether kind of atmosphere,” he said. “People just seemed to enjoy being out there when it wasn’t too cold. Kids were out there doing lots of things. There was hot chocolate and firepits to go to get warmed up. You had people talking to neighbours they maybe hadn’t talked to much in the last while. The kids loved it. They were playing in the snow or skating on the rinks.” Budget 2013 On Monday, Castlegar city council agreed to have first reading of bylaw 1172, which is the bylaw to adopt the 2013 - 2017 Five Year Financial Plan. Council also agreed to adopt the 2013 provisional budget. In addition, council announced a public open house budget meeting on Mon., Feb. 18 (4:306:30 p.m.) at the Community Forum. “We have ideas of what we want to do

and where we want to go and what projects we want to do so we’ve got some pretty hefty numbers in there,” said councillor Deb McIntosh, chair of Finance and Corporate Services. “As I said at the meeting, people need to come out and check and see what we’re doing and see if they’re in agreement. Does money need to be spent elsewhere? There’s lots of good ideas out there. So come out and have your say. Come forward, have a voice. It’s your money being spent.” Council met on January 11 and 12 to discuss budgetary items and strategy. Some of the key points for the upcoming budget are: work to ensure a sustainable, vibrant economy; develop the airport property and work to improve landing reliability at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. “I think staff and council have done a very good job at identifying some of the areas,” said McIntosh. “There’s some regular maintenance stuff like roads and sewers, and some fun stuff like the lazy river (at Millenium Park). So even if you don’t want to voice your opinion, at least come out and listen. Read up on what’s going on. Be an active participant. Come out and talk to staff and talk to council. If you have any questions just come out and ask.” Some of the projects included in the budget are:

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News Increase in capability for local health centre

Showing off the new EEG testing centre at the Castlegar Health Centre are (front, seated from left) Gabriella Mollica-Lazzaro, neurodiagnostic technologist for Interior Health, and Tammy Cranston, professional practice leader neurodiagnostics for Castlegar Health Centre and Kelowna General Hospital. Representing the Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary Society are (Standing, back row from left) Polly Chernoff, Sandy Groutage, Jim Gourlie, Margaret Holuboff, Gill Heney, Karen Banks, Nettie Stupnikoff, Joy Harford and Andy Stupnikoff. Craig Lindsay

“This was an opportunity for the auxiliary to help our health centre provide an enhanced service to residents from across the Kootenay Boundary and we were happy to support the project,” said Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary president Nettie Stupnikoff.

An EEG is used to measure brain waves and is an important tool in diagnosing epilepsy, seizures and other brain conditions. EEG can also provide valuable information to the health care team for patients with tumours, strokes, developmental delay, un-

explained coma and some mental health conditions. “This new service is allowing us to expand the number of patients we can see here,” said Tammy Cranston, professional practice leader for neurodiagnostics for Castlegar and District Health Centre and Kelowna General

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News MP irked by boundary adjustment Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

The electoral boundary commission tabled its report in the House of Commons on Monday (Jan. 28) and despite local opposition, the electoral map of B.C. could see changes such as Nelson joining Cranbrook and Penticton joining with Castlegar and Trail. Canada’s soon-tobe 338 federal ridings are drawn so the population is about the same in each. The map is studied once a decade by commissions in each province and adjustments are made to accommodate population growth. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, who spoke against the changes at several local forums held last fall including Castlegar, is not pleased. “I’ll have a chance to present my case to get that changed because that’s not what we want,” he told the Castlegar News on Jan. 31. “There’s a whole procedure now that’s going to happen. I’ll be working on that in the next

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Family day: long time coming

The dog days of late winter - who hasn’t longed for the relief of a nice long weekend right around the time we’re finally going to have one to take advantage of? Family Day... what could be a better theme for an overdue stat? If the love and value of family isn’t idealized... what can be? It’s like the whole festive season is making a one-day curtain call... setting the stage for us all to bite down hard as we set our sights on Good Friday on the 29th of March, while paying the appropriate respects to Valentines Day, of course. There are people living in far more senior locations than us (Germany’s a good example) who benefit from a relatively benevolent vacation structure, and their economies seem to be doing just fine as a result. It’s not just slackers who thrive with a day off work from time to time, just think of the added employment opportunities generated just by the need to cater to all those folks taking a day off work? Then there are those of us who can go to work and feel like its a holiday just because the phone isn’t ringing quite as much. Whether your family is big or small, near or far... here’s hoping our February stat holiday finds you making the most of it, in whatever way suits you best. We want to hear from you.

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The more things change... I’m a klutz. A royal klutz. This isn’t news – anyone who knows me will vouch that I am a klutz of longstanding. My balance is poor and I do silly things like taking a plunge while rappelling and slipping on ice (hey, it looked like water). That ice incident happened last November. My husband and I were renting a beach cabin near Longbeach, Washington with my brother and his wife. The day started nicely enough. Sitting on the couch and looking out the picture glass window at the surf rolling in while warming my hands with a cup of coffee was the perfect way to start the day. Inspired by the surf and the pungent ocean smell, I decided to take an early morning stroll in the back garden area overlooking the shoreline. Slipping on my Crocs, and still in my pajamas, I headed to the garden to take a closer look. The wooden deck had dew on it from the night before, but other than that it appeared perfectly safe. I was wrong. What I didn’t realize is that, in fact, the dew was actually ice. Being the klutz that I am, I took one step down from the deck and promptly fell, hard, as in earthshaking, bone- rattling ka-thunk! Craig Lindsay Reporter

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That hurt. So I laid there for a few good minutes afraid to move and trying to assess any possible damage. From that prostrate position I could feel the pull of muscle as my right leg was folded up under me clear to my backside and there was a stinging sensation on my right shin. My sister-in-law, who is a physician’s assistant, saw me fall and was quickly outside trying to determine if I needed an ambulance. The only problem was she ran out without her shoes and her feet were cold. Telling me to lay still, she quickly ran into the house in pursuit of her shoes. This is where my quandary started. Did I lay there and let my sister-in-law, who is just under five feet tall, struggle to get me to my feet, or did I get up on my own. The answer was clear to me. First I rolled over thus easing my captured leg and then I got on all fours. Hmmm. Although I ached in protest, it seemed as if there were no broken bones. I slowly got to my feet and hobbled my way into the house. When inside I noticed that I had skinned my shin. No big deal, and hardly any blood. Sometimes it’s the small things which escape attention but which later turn out to grow into big things. Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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It wasn’t until almost two weeks later, on the American Thanksgiving and while down in Phoenix, AZ, that I noticed the small scrape was angrily infected. My brother had such an incident numerous years ago, and that small scrape turned into MRSA, a strain of antibiotic-resistant. bacteria. That little scrape changed the course of his life. Taking no chances, I decided it was time to have the infection looked at, Thanksgiving or not. Unfortunately, all urgent care facilities were closed and so I ended up going to a hospital. The nurse practitioner who examined me wrote me a prescription for antibiotics and ordered a tetanus shot. It didn’t take long for that infection to clear up and I was none the worse for it except for my embarrassment at being so clumsy. It’s a good thing we had thought to take out travelers insurance though. Evidently that little foray into clumsiness cost over $850. I wish I could say the fall caused me to be more cautious and less clumsy. But if I did, I would be telling a lie. Just yesterday I walked full on into the kitchen chair, which has been sitting there forever. Some things never change, do they? Sandy Leonard Production

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Let them have the boot Re: Vehicle immobilizers to be used in Trail to encourage parking ticket payment I had lived in Trail for many years. Shopping downtown with the fear of going over two minutes on the meter was a lot of stress. Now living in Castlegar, my family and I don’t have that stress any more. We can shop... spend money and not have to think of the minutes and pennies to avoid huge fines. Now with this boot? I’m glad for the West Kootenays. Castlegar is going to be the new hub, not

boot in this area. -Credence New, Castlegar

February is Heart Month There are 7,000 people throughout the province who have an inherited risk of fainting or dying suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) – often this is only discovered through an event like fainting. However, research indicates that this is just the tip of the iceberg – for every person identified with inherited arrhythmia, four or more family members may unknowingly be at risk. The condition can

be managed with simple medical intervention, but when left unmonitored, it puts lives in danger. As the recently appointed Sauder Family and Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology, we are assembling a team of experts to build a network of clinics to discover those British Columbians at risk, and provide them with protection. Despite all of our advances in prevention and treatment of heart disease, several thousand people in British Columbia die suddenly every year. I feel this is a key challenge for my team to identify why this happens, who is at risk and how to prevent these tragedies. I am proud to be able to pursue this work,

thanks in part to the generous Heart and Stroke Foundation donors. This February is Heart Month. When a Heart and Stroke Foundation canvasser arrives at your door, please give generously. Your support enables me and my fellow researchers, to continue vital work that will save lives here in BC. Show your support for healthy lives, free of heart disease and stroke at heartandstroke.ca. Together, we can Make Health Last. Sincerely, Dr. Andrew Krahn

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Water treatment upgrade almost complete CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Work on the city of Castlegar’s Water Treatment Plant upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of February. The total cost of the project is $1.4 million of which $760,000 is covered by a grant

from the provincial government. “The project has been going on in bits and pieces since October,” said Chris Barlow, director of civic works for Castlegar. “We’re just getting a new electric system upgrade right now. The majority of the work is going to hap-

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Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Rick or Donna at 365-7273

Feb. 11 - Celebrate Family day with free skating and swimming at the Castlegar Rec Com-

mar. 9/10 - chip carving workshop - at the Oasis Hall near

plex from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sponsored by RDCK I. feb. 11 - family tree event of family day - In celebration of

B.C.’s first family day, the West Kootenay Family History Society (WKFHS) is hosting an introduction to Family Tree learning experience at the Community Forum in the Columbia Trust building from 1 - 4 p.m. The free, come-and-go event will include demonstrations, exhibits and one-on-one assistance. FMI, call Sam at 250-341-1601 or Ingeborg at 250-367-0076. Feb 13 - understanding dementia - Castlegar Complex 1 - 3

p.m. Participants will receive basic information about dementia and the impact this disease has on the individual, caregivers and families. Through an exploration of how dementia affects the brain and behaviour across the progression of the disease, caregivers will learn what to expect throughout the journey with dementia. To register call Julie at 250-3656769 or 1-855-301-6742 or email jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org. feb. 16 - Castlegar Move-a-thon

Trail. Sponsored by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. FMI call 250-365-1017.

Ongoing

ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to

10 a.m. at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table discussions and make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. FMI call 365-7956. ongoing: sharing dinner pot -

You are welcome for a hot meal Tuesdays at noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue in Castlegar, two blocks from the library. No charge. Sponsored by the Stonesoup committee. All are welcome. Ongoing: Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena - Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805). ongoing: al-anon meets every Monday night AL-ANON is for

- Skate or walk and raise funds for Castlegar Special Olympics and your favourite charity. From 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Castlegar Community Complex. Pledge forms available at the complex or from any Castlegar Selkirk Lion member. FMI call Joanne 250-365-3884.

people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674.

feb 16 - scotties marina 8th annual fishing derby - 1st, 2nd

ongoing: legion meat draws every saturday - The Royal

and 3rd place cash prizes for largest rainbow, dolly or Kokanee caught. Entry fee $25. Weigh in at 4 p.m. sharp. FMI call 250365-3267.

Feb. 18 - Friends of the castlegar and district library AGM -

7 p.m. at the library.

feb. 13 - Ash Wednesday Lent Focus. @ 6 p.m. We invite you

to contemplate with us: What could I release in my life to make more room for God? hosted by the Confluence Fellowship Circle, a Christian gathering with a Celtic flavour at the Robson Community Memorial Church. confluence.fellowshipcircle.org feb. 27 - Annual General Meeting for Pass Creek Fall Fair & Exhibition Society - at the Cas-

tlegar Complex at 7 p.m.

Canadian Legion Castlegar/ Robson Branch#170 located at 248 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 3 p.m. and draws start at 4 p.m. and go to 6 p.m. Draws every half hour with other special prizes awarded. Guests are more than welcome and can be signed in by a member. Come on out and have fun with great company. ongoing: CRAFTING for WOMEN.

Wed. mornings 9-12 starting Feb. 13th at Sun Centre, above Community Services. No cost but may be required materials depending on project. Mocassins will cost about $50. Knitting and most others - Free. Looking for volunteers to come in and teach crafts... knitting for example. Please be in touch if you have a skill to teach or an idea for a craft to do. Phone: 250.365.2104 Ext. 34 or smccreight@hotmail.com.

ongoing: join the twin rivers chorale. We practice at 7 p.m.

on Thursday evenings at St. Peter Lutheran Church. 713 4th Street, Castlegar. New members welcome. FMI call Helga at 250365-6057, ongoing: The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop invites you to take advantage of the following great sales which will take

place from Saturday, January 26 to Saturday, February 2, 2013. All boutique items 2 for 1. Black shoes only 1/2 price. Bedding skirts 2 for 1. Be sure to get your bids placed for Silent Auction items as the current event will close for bidding end of day Saturday, January 26th. Volunteering is a great way of giving back to our community and it is our pleasure to ask anyone truly interested to come in for an application form at the Treasure Shop (across from the Library). Be sure to visit the Gift Shop located in the Castlegar & District Health Center for beautiful clothing and hand knitted baby wear. Your donations and continued support are greatly appreciated at the Treasure Shop. ongoing: Castlegar judo club

- Monday, Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Rivers School gym. Old and new members welcome. Register anytime. From aged 8 years and up. FMI call John Gibson 250-3655763. ongoing: poker fundraiser at the Lion’s Head Pub every Tuesday - Games start at 6:30 p.m.

and go until there is a winner. Buy-in is $40 and the prize is $1,000 or more. Partial proceeds go to the West Kootenay Therapeutic Riding Association. ongoing: Castlegar senior’s activities at the Rec Centre for february: at the Complex

Monday – 10:00 Darts 1:00 Whist Tuesday – 9:30 Floor Curling/ Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool 10:00 20th Raspberry Reunion Wednesday – 9:30 Floor Curling, 1:00 Bingo,(1st Wed.only) 7:00 Rummoli, Thursday – 9:30 Floor Curling 7th 2:00 Gen. Meeting 1:00 Bingo (just @gen. meeting) Friday – 1:00 Bridge/Crib, 15th - Dinner/Dance $20 Members, $25 non-members. Brian deVought caterer. ongoing: special olympics castlegar needs volunteers - For

more information please call

250-919-0757. ongoing: Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association is still ac-

cepting coaching applications for the 2013 season. We will have coaching courses prior to the start of the season... get involve in the beautiful game! www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com ongoing: Operation Feast was

established in 2012 to provide meals for members of our community. We invite you to join us for a home-cooked meal every Thursday at New Life Assembly Church 602 - 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, and dinner is served between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area located at the back of Church. For information contact Carol at 3655734. Ongoing: Castlegar Garden Club meets third Wednesday of the month – 7:00 p.m. at the

Community Complex. Discover the Castlegar Garden Club and be dazzled by the depth of knowledge of our monthly speakers. Garden inspirations will linger long after the meeting is over. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600 or castlegargardenclub@shaw.ca. ongoing: robson market is open except for long weekends.

8-11 a.m. at the Robson Community Hall. Homestyle breakfasts, come enjoy and maybe find some treasures. Tables for vendors. Phone 250-365-3796. ongoing: the west kootenay roller derby is looking for supplies - WKRD is looking

for donations of 1/8 thick vinyl composite tile, paint and brushes, seating (chairs, couches, benches etc.) and rugs to help build their new practice space in Nelson. For more information please contact teressa.hodsall@ gmail.com or like us on facebook: https://www.facebook. com/wkrollerderby ongoing: castlegar chess club meets on Saturdays - The Sons

of Norway ,Nordic Lodge ‘76 is sponsoring the Castlegar Chess Club with weekly games at the Selkirk Community College in Castlegar on Saturdays from noon till 3 p.m. , till Apr. 30. Registration, Saturday Jan. 26, 11 A.M. –3 p.m. at Selkirk College in Castlegar . The club is open to all ages . There are no membership fees and everyone can bring their own kits. ongoing: Mom’s Support Group

Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. (changed from Wed. afternoons). Castlegar Community

Services, Sun Centre. All moms welcome to this loosely structured group for support in challenges of being a mom. No referral required. Comments/queries: Sandi McCreight 250.365.2104 ext. 34

ongoing: friday youth program at blueberry creek - Are you

a youth in Castlegar looking for something to do on Friday nights? Why not check out the Friday Night Youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School? Manager Cindy Cropley and team ensure a fun, safe night for kids in the area to watch a movie in Blueberry’s very own movie theatre, play games and sports in the gym and just hang out with friends. For grades K - 5, the program time is 6:30-8 p.m. and for grades 6 and up, the program happens from 8-10 p.m. Check out the B.C.C.S. facebook page for movie listings and other information or phone 250-365-7201.

ongoing: castlegar & district hospital foundation light up campaign - The Foundation is

raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate.

ongoing: robson and blueberry strongstart centres – free

early learning programs for parents/caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m, Thurs 12:303:30 p.m. Blueberry - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m and Tues noon - 3 p.m. A partnership between Robson Community School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Blueberry Creek Community School. For more info contact Alana at 250.304.6862 or email: amurdoch@cbal.org

ongoing: free english classes

– at the Castlegar Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels are welcome. For more info contact Alana at 250.304.6862 or email: amurdoch@cbal.org.

ongoing: Join a 4H Horse Club near you! Check out www.bc4h.

bc.ca. Nelson 4H Club Contact Kathleen Comstock @ 250-3529693. First meeting Jan. 16, 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Nelson. Castlegar 4H Club Contact Tekki Brown-Hryniw @ 250-3650725. First meeting Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. Location contact Tekki.


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Sharing concerns Retired Armed Forces captain Jerry Flynn (far right) spoke to about 40 people at the Kinnaird Hall Saturday night in Castlegar about the dangers of smart meters and other sources of wireless radiation. The stop was one of three in the area for Flynn, who also spoke at Trail Saturday afternoon and South Slocan Sunday. The Kelowna resident was a guest of the Castlegar-based Citizens for Safe Technology and was introduced by Cliff Paluck, the local chapter’s head. FortisBC has applied to the B.C. Utlities Commission and plans to install smart meters into all households in their service area. Craig Lindsay

Castle Theatre coming into its own Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

The Castle Theatre has seen several renovations recently and will soon be showing classic movies and documentaries. In addition, the theatre will see its coffee shop opening up as well. “We’re kicking it all off on March 2nd with Hicks on Sticks,” says co-owner Dean Steblyk. “It’s a documen-

tary made by a couple of local guys and has won some awards. It’s going to be the Kootenay premiere here. The following Sunday we have a live band that’ll be here for our opening weekend. We’re going to have documentaries on Mondays and themed nights on Fridays that will change monthly. We’ll also have jam nights on Thursdays.” The coffee shop

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will be open for the events and Steblyk says they’ll be looking at opening it for more hours after that. He adds that the renovations have gone very well. “We had some stuff done in the late summer,” he said. “We then worked on getting the coffee shop all set up. Now that that’s ready we’re good to go. Right now we’re just testing our sound

system and projector. We’ve got a bigger projector now and better sound so we’re going through the paces there but pretty much ready to go.” Steblyk says residents can look forward to more local concerts on a regular basis. He also says they will have a suggestion box at the movies and look forward to hearing suggestions from residents.

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• Parents of children who turn 5 years old between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 may register their child during the week of February 18 to 22, 2013 in Kindergarten to enter school in September, 2013. Parents are asked to bring with them their child’s birth certificate and BC Care Card. • The District offers full day, every day Kindergarten. • Should you require clarification or additional information please contact the Principal of your catchment area school. Should you wish to enrol your child in a non-catchment area school, you will need to register with your catchment area school as well as completing a transfer form which is available at all schools. • A parent of the child may defer the enrolment of his or her child until September 1, 2014. Parents are welcome to consult with district staff if they are considering deferring registration for one year. Please contact Bill Ford, Director of Instruction, at 250-368-2230 at the Board Office. ~ English Kindergarten Registration ~ Parents wishing to enrol their child in English Kindergarten for September 2013 are asked to register their child in their catchment area school during regular school hours. ~ Russian Kindergarten Registration ~ Parents wishing to enrol their child in Russian Kindergarten for September 2013 are asked to please contact Kere MacGregor, Principal of Castlegar Primary School, at 250-365-5744 for specific Russian registration procedures.


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Thursday, February 7, 2013 Castlegar News

Environment/Community Excuse me, what’s this chip doing in my fish? SUBMITTED

The following is the latest in a series of ecology-related articles from students at Selkirk College in Castlegar. In the Kootenay’s we are very fortunate to have a number of great fishing opportunities right in our collective ‘backyard.’ Anglers and fly-fishers have the opportunity to fish for a variety of species such as Rainbow and Cutthroat trout, Kokanee, Whitefish, Bull Trout, Burbot, and Walleye. At one time, we even had access to Pacific Salmon in the Columbia River. The mighty Columbia runs through the heart of Castlegar, connecting many other communities before making its journey south through the U.S.A., and finally emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Since the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State was constructed in 1941, Pacific Salmon have been obstructed from returning to our local waters.

Sara Drebit and Dan McLean are second year Recreation Fish and Wildlife students studying at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Submitted

Although frequently caught in local waters, walleye is an introduced species. If you’ve ever caught one before, you’d know that they have spiny fins, razor-sharp teeth, large light reflecting eyes (from which they get their name), and put up a pretty good fight. They come with voracious appetites and with the abundance of food in the Columbia River, walleye can reach a whopping 25 pounds. They were first introduced as a sport fish in the northwest United States in the

1940’s and 50’s. Locally, the influx of Walleye began in 1960 when they were introduced into Lake Roosevelt, about 200 km south of the B.C./ Washington border. They spread into the lower Columbia River and moved upstream through the Waneta channel and into B.C. The introduction of non-natives is hardly ever a good thing. Consequently, exotic species require monitoring to ensure their effect is minimized. Golder Associates, a local fisheries consultant in Castlegar, has been monitoring

the walleye population for the past 12 years, using a variety of methods for data collection including electronic microchip tracking technology, or ‘PIT’ (Passive Integrated Transponder) tags. The tags have been used for years with pets as a permanent ID marker. In walleye, the tiny chips are embedded into the fish directly behind the head and near the spinal column on the left side. The procedure is relatively painless, just like getting a needle at the doctor’s (except the fish doesn’t get a sucker). The fish is then returned to its habitat and continues on its way. Periodically, a technician from Golder Associates will head back out to the river to track the tagged walleye. Tracking data compiled from chip implants will help to give an indication of the migration routes, distances traveled, and seasonal activity. The use of PIT tags relies on recapturing the marked

Toddlers to come out on top at Kinsmen Park SUBMITTED

The Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council (CECAC) is moving ahead with its plans for a toddler playground at Kinsmen Park. The initial installation of five small play pieces will begin early in the

spring, as fundraising continues for the second phase of the project, a larger imaginative play structure. Active, outdoor play is important for children of all ages, and having safe, fun play equipment for toddlers will encourage families to get out

with their little ones. With its central, downtown location, close to the library and waterpark, Kinsmen Park is the perfect place for families to gather with their children. The collaborative efforts of the early childhood council have

garnered the community support needed to turn the playground dream into reality. “With the generous support received from The Heritage and Kootenay Savings Credit Unions, the WK Toy Run Association, and the City of Castlegar we’re able to have the

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fish some time later. When Golder recaptures they record the information and release the marked fish. The other major source of recapture is from local anglers and fly fishers. Often the walleye captured by the public are not marked externally, so you have to pay special attention when you’re preparing your catch for dinner. So what do you do if you’re dressing your catch and you come across a “chip” in your fish? Firstly, the fish meat is just fine so enjoy your dinner. Next, contact Golder Associates in Castlegar at 250-365-0344. You’ll need to note where you capture the fish, its sex, and its length, from nose to fork in the tail. Put the chip in an envelope and the folks at Golder will let you know what to do with it. They’ll be thankful for the information, and you can enjoy your tasty meal knowing you’ve also contributed to science and local ecology.

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Local hearts are about to go wild CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

February – ‘tis the season for romance and what’s more romantic than chocolate and lingerie? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Castlegar and District Hospice Society is presenting “Hearts Gone Wild” at Chances Gaming Centre ballroom on Feb. 9. “This is a new event for Hospice,” said executive director Suzanne Lehbauer. “It involves chocolate, champagne, a dessert buffet, a chocolate fountain, and a fabulously sexy lingerie fashion show by Fashion Foundations. We’re also going to have Safeway floral on hand and Linda’s Photo Op to take pictures of people. We’ll have some great accompaniments if people want to get

The beauty of chocolate will be but one of the explored themes of Hearts Gone Wild, February 9 at Chances Gaming Centre Ballroom.

dressed up.” Also at the event, Detail’s Chocolate Expressions will be there giving out samples, and selling chocolates as well. “People can come have a wonderful evening and order their valentine’s chocolates, flowers and lingerie in advance,” said Lehbauer. “We have a three piece jazz trio from Selkirk College

performing as well.” Tickets are $20 and include a glass of sparkling pink wine, samples of chocolates, dessert buffet with the chocolate fountain, and an entry into the door prize draw. “Our big door prize is airfare for two to Vancouver,” said Lehbauer. “You’ll be able to buy additional chances while you’re there.

It’s going to be a fabulous time for singles and couples with lots of goodies. We’re having a bit of a Moulin Rouge theme this year, so it’s going to be quite over-the-top. It’s something that’s a little different for the area. If it’s a success we’re going to incorporate it as one of our yearly events.” Tickets are available at the Castlegar and District Hospice Society office, Mountain FM, Glen’s Haircuts, Fashion Foundations, and Chances Gaming Centre. You can even call Suzanne at the Hospice office at 250-304-1266 for delivery in town. “All funds raised stay in the community and help benefit Castlegar Hospice Society to provide all the services and support and community education,” said Lehbauer. TW / HZ

Applications Now Accepted Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invites individuals of all artistic disciplines and arts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding.

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It’s safe to suggest that pooch-types rely on their pearly whites as much, or more than most others. It’s also reasonable to assume that not many of us (two-and fourleggers) like getting jabbed with a needle. Where this is going is… Kootenay Critters in Castlegar, where the’ve been performing anesthet-

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...Penticton and a small satellite office here. Same thing. We might have one in Castlegar and Nelson, if the MP was in Cranbrook. Logistically it doesn’t make sense. We have an area that has over 30,000 people that needs an office people can go to to see their Member of Parliament. That’s one of my main concerns.”

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ic-free teeth cleaning for the past 10 months. “Complete Canine” is the concept, and Angie Noad of Kootenay Critters has made

speed on the process. “It was in Denver Colorado, instructed by a veterinarian,” sai Noad. “It’s actually scaling the tartar off the teeth, polishing them, and the dog doesn’t have to be put under… completely drug free.” She told the Castlegar News on Feb. 1 that interest and acceptance had been good to that point, and that dogs seem to take to the

“Most of the dogs lie really still for it. They don’t mind it at all, actually.” No one needs to be reminded of the importance of dental health, and no one would want anything but the best for their dog. Consider anesthetic-free teeth cleaning, from the caring folks at Kootenay Critters, 502 Columbia in Castlegar. 250-365-7370.

CITY OF CASTLEGAR NOTICE MEETING CITYOF OFPUBLIC CASTLEGAR CITY OF CASTLEGAR CITY OF CASTLEGAR BUDGET NOTICE2013 OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 2013 BUDGET 2013 BUDGET 2013 BUDGET The City of Castlegar is undertaking a public consultation process in preparing the City’s 2013 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan. The City of Castlegar is undertaking a public consultation process in preparing the City’s The City of Financial Castlegar Plan is undertaking a public consultation process in preparing the Utility, City’s The City’s includes about General Operations, Water 2013City Budget and FiveisYear Financialdecisions The of Castlegar undertaking aPlan. public consultation process in preparing the City’s 2013 Year Operations. Financial Plan. SewerBudget Utility,and andFive Airport It includes determinations regarding taxation, 2013 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan. utilityCity’s rates, servicePlan levels provided to the community and the City’s The Financial includes decisions about General Operations, WaterCapital Utility, The City’s Financial Plan includes decisions about General Operations, Water Utility, Improvement Program for the years to come. Sewer Utility, and Airport Operations. It includes regarding taxation, The City’s Financial Plan includes decisions about determinations General Operations, Water Utility, Sewer Utility, and Airport Operations. It includes determinations regarding taxation, utility rates, levels provided Ittoincludes the community and the City’s taxation, Capital Sewer Utility, service and Airport Operations. determinations regarding utility rates, service levels provided to the atcommunity and scheduled the City’s Capital The City seeksProgram your input and your submissions a public meeting Improvement for the years to come. utility rates, service levels provided to the community and the City’sfor: Capital Improvement Program for the years to come. Improvement Program for the years to come. February 18, The City seeks your input and Monday, your submissions at a2013 public meeting scheduled for: The City seeks your From input and submissions at a public meeting scheduled for: 4:30your pm to 6:30 p.m. (before council meeting) The City seeks your input and your submissions at a public meeting scheduled for: in the Community Forum Monday, February 18, 2013 th Monday, February 18, 2013 Castlegar, BC 445 13toAvenue, From 4:30 pm 6:30 p.m. (before council meeting) Monday, February 18, 2013 From 4:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. (before council meeting) in the Community Forumcouncil meeting) From 4:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. (before in the Community Forum th Avenue, would If you as an individual, or your organization, like to Castlegar, BCmake budget submissions to 445in 13 the Community Forum Avenue, Castlegar, BC please contact the City of 13th City Council, or if you wish445 to receive further information, Castlegar, BC 445 13th Avenue, Castlegar at (250) 365-7227 or by e-mail at awbuss@castlegar.ca If you as an individual, or your organization, would like to make budget submissions to If you as an individual, or your organization, would like to make budget submissions to City Council, or if you wish to receive further information, please contact the City to of If you as an individual, or your organization, would like to make budget submissions City advise Council,ofordate if you wish totoreceive information, please the Advertiser. City of Please change the ad further on page A17 of the Westcontact Kootenay Castlegar at (250) e-mail at awbuss@castlegar.ca City Council, or if 365-7227 you wish or to by receive further information, please contact the City of

BC Timber Sales Operating Plan #8 Arrow Operating Areas The public is invited to review and comment on Operating Plan #8, being prepared by the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) Castlegar field office under its approved Forest Stewardship Plan. Comments will be accepted on or before Friday, April 5, 2013. The Operating Plan includes information on BC Timber Sales’ newly proposed harvesting and road construction in the Arrow Timber Supply Area (TSA) and the Cascadia TSA. The Operating Plan includes forest development in the following areas:

• Beaton-Hadow Creek • South Whatshan Lake • East Barnes Creek • Christie Creek/Oatscott • Worthington Creek • Hills • Dog-Peter Creek • Big Sheep and Santa Rosa Creek • College Creek/Robson Ridge • Sheep Creek • Barrett Creek

Maps can be viewed online: www.for.gov.bc.ca/bcts/areas/TKO/FSP_AB.htm Click on “FSP Documentation and Maps” and then “Operating Plan #8 Arrow”. These files are best viewed by right-clicking and choosing “Save as...” For more information, contact Rick Mazzocchi at the phone number below. Comments must be submitted in writing to Rick Mazzocchi, BCTS Planning Forester, Castlegar Field Office, 845 Columbia Ave., Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1H3 Phone: 250 365-8650 Fax: 250 365-8568


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Big help for little ones The Heritage Credit Union recently presented a $3,000 cheque to the Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council (CECAC) for its project to develop a toddler playground at Kinsmen Park. The initial installation of five play pieces will begin early in the spring, as fundraising continues for the second phase of the project, a larger imaginative play structure.“I am very excited to see this project moving forward, with the support of the Heritage Credit Union,” says Susanne Thomas, Chair of the Council. “It will be great to watch families with young children enjoy a park featuring toddler-friendly play equipment in the core of the city.” Annual surveys of families identified the need for a safe and fun play space for toddlers and preschoolers that will support their unique development needs. The efforts of the council to garner support has been pivotal in turning this vision into action. Pictured above, from left, Lorne Myhra (CEO Heritage Credit Union); Penny Tees, Coordinator, CECAdvisory Council (CECAC), Susanne Thomas, Chair of CECAC, with baby Lyra and son Jacob; Bruce Gerrand, Chair of the Heritage Credit Union Community & Environmental Fund Committee. Submitted

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February 8th, 2013 Rebels vs. Beaver Valley Nighthawks 7:30 p.m. Bring a small or medium sized stuffed toy to toss on the ice during the Rebels’ first intermission and receive a discount on your admission. For every donated toy, Castlegar Hyundai will provide a matching contribution to a worthwhile local charity. It’s our way to say we care about our community and the people in it. Help us help those in need.

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Millennium Park Natural Outdoor Swimming Pool project - $1.2 million; Cycling and pedestrian master plan project on Connors Road - $250,000; South Castlegar Storm Expansion (Phase 3) - $205,000; 9th Avenue storm project $160,000. The city is also set to complete the Enhanced Streetlight project which has seen the installation of new, more energy efficient street lights. The total cost of the project is $600,000. The Water Treatment Plant project, which comes in at $1.4 million, is also set to be completed this year. The city received a grant of $760,000 for this project. Also set to be completed in 2013 is the Residential Water Meter program. The cost for the water meters is $600,000 and is fully financed using Community Works (Gas Tax) dollars.


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feel like Hell Yes! at the time? For example, if it feels, a lot of the time, like life in the inferno when our children spend most of their waking hours devising ways to send their siblings into a spinning rage does this translate into Hell No!? Real life is littered with these stressful and unsavoury moments, with partners, relationships, and work. That answer is up to us to personally inventory. For example, maybe as a parent you thought staying at home with children full time was what you wanted, but then felt drained when you did it. Maybe, it turns out, you were better at being a working parent because it accommodated the different aspects of yourself as a whole person. Maybe in this way you live more of your Hell Yes! and both you and your loved ones benefit because simply put, you are happier. This is one example of how, from a bird’s eye view, the bothersome and the mun-

dane may fit at times within Hell Yes!, when they are aligned with our deeper values and wants. And if they are, and we want to not just tolerate, but live in more daily moments of joy, we need to reframe our perspective so we instead see each event as part of the mosaic in lives built based on our own choices. At the end of the program, what the ‘ah ha’ moment translated into for me was this: So many of us aren’t naturally inclined to look at where our Hell Yes! rests. Many of us are taught from childhood that if we are not good at something, we had better improve. “Why can’t you spell better than that! Look at how you do your math! But it’s science, it’s simple, what don’t you get! I know you can run faster than that, try harder!” I’m not suggesting we stop working on fundamental skills, they are essential, and overcoming something that is difficult builds discipline and esteem. However, step back and survey just how much time you and I and our kids have in a day. If we are spending all of our time trying to get good at what we’re bad at, where do we spend the time getting better at where we naturally excel? Play this one out a bit. In child development it’s sometimes

referred to as developing islands of competence, or resilience, and in adulthood, I’ve recently heard it referred to as the “cycle of excellence.” The theory is that we need to take account of what we naturally love, excel at, and where our strengths lie, and then do more of it. As we focus on it, we get better at it, do more of it, enjoy it more, get positive feedback (resulting in satisfaction and money, among the rewards). We are then fully engaged in the excellence cycle. In childhood, it builds confidence, and when we carry that through to adulthood, it builds a career and a life built on passion and excellence. When we feel like shouting, “I love my life!” that’s good for us and everyone around us. For today, I ask you to ask yourself, “what in my life is a Hell Yes!?” and then start doing more of it. Right away. Because, to borrow Owen’s tag line, “Life’s just too short for it not to kick ass.” Marshall & Associates provides human resources plus individual and group development services. For a consultation, or to find out more about their certified coaching services, please call (250) 5130044, visit marshallandassociates.ca or email carla@marshallandassociates.ca

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The congregation in Mazatlan has become so involved with the people near the dump that they are helping them build small schools there. There is no welfare in Mexico so many people sift through the garbage to look for recyclable items that will yield cash. About one hundred people lined up to receive the lunch and much needed water at the dump itself. The congregation in Mazatlan has become so involved with the people near the dump that they

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are now helping them build small schools there. We were heartened to see that us northerners were not simply basking in the lovely vacation sun all winter but had noticed with concern that many native residents were destitute and were stirred to action. Even in vacationland, it is apparent that the human spirit is alive with compassion. And so, too, up here in Castlegar we try our best to support the Harvest Food Bank with its endeavours to help those in need by providing hampers and lunches and counselling. The churchrun Sharing Dinner Pot serves its hearty meals weekly and St. David’s Thrift Shop offers much for those on low income. Recently, advocates of

raising our minimum wage have been getting the attention of politicians. Next month I am going on a Habitat for Humanity build. This will be my third time going to Guatemala to help build a house for a family there. I’m hooked. Now retired, it has become my favourite type of holiday in winter. This kind of trip satisfies my urge for exploring our world while at the same time doing something useful for those less fortunate than us. Habitat for Humanity offers a family a leg up in owning their own home. Through H4H, applicants get a 0 per cent interest rate on their mortgage. Once families are in a better position as homeowners, they in turn, are then able to benefit their communi-

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ties, so the positive assistance has a spinout effect. There are other important ways to make a difference, however, to speak out. From your chair or desk at home, you who patiently write letters to your political representative advocating for change, whether protesting the inequality in our society, the abuse of power or the degradation of our environment. Speaking out, writing letters, petitioning for change, this has power. Everyone doing a little in their own way to make a difference in our world, this is keeping the faith, keeping hope alive. Related websites: w w w. h a b i t a t . c a , www.united-church. ca/social justice. -Rosemary Manarin

A cross section of the local business community were enjoying the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce “Business after Business” mixer, Jan. 31 at Chances Gaming Centre Jim Sinclair

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Rebels in first place after big win over Golden Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

After picking up three of four points during a weekend trip to the East Kootenay, the Castlegar Rebels have moved into sole possession of first place in both the Neil Murdoch division and the entire KIJHL. “It’s something we obviously wanted to have happen from the start of the year,” said Rebels’ forward Matt Reed. “I think the hard work and playing good defence in the past couple of games has really paid off.” On Friday, the Rebels lost 3-2 in overtime to Columbia Valley in Invermere. The teams traded goals in both the first period, with Mitchell Rosko scoring for CV and Travis Wellman for Castlegar, and the second, with Brendan Burge for CV and Aaron Brewer for

the Rebs. Jake Fardoe scored the game winner for the Rockies with ten seconds left in overtime, assisted by Burge. Connor Beauchamp stopped 18 of 21 shots from Columbia Valley. “Our lack of urgency in the first two periods of that game really hurt us,” said Reed. “We started playing well when we were down by a goal. If we don’t put pucks to the net we’ll let teams like that beat us.” The next night in Golden the Rebels bounced back and picked up the win over the Rockets, who are in second place in the Eddie Mountain division. Bryan Lubin and Travis Wellman scored two goals each to lead the Castlegar Rebels over Golden 5-2. The win moved the Rebels past Nelson into first place in

both the Neil Murdoch division and the entire KIJHL with 68 points with two weeks of the season left. After an early goal from Keith Wake put the Rockets up 1-0, the Rebels woke up and scored four straight to take a commanding 4-1 lead (Wellman twice, Jamie Vlanich and Lubin). James Price cut the Rebs lead to 4-2 in the third period but Castlegar would quash any come back at- He’s no Bobby Orr, but Rockets’ defenceman Brad Orr blocked this shot from Castlegar d-man tempts with an empty Aaron Brewer on Saturday night in Golden. Darryl Crane/Golden Star netter from Lubin late in the game. “We’re looking for Rebel Rousing - for some epic battles the year.” Between the pipes The Rebels have a hard work and ev- Only two points sepa- down the stretch as for the Rebs was busy weekend as they erybody being on the rate Castlegar (30- the three teams jockey Jordan Gluck who come down to the same page,” said Reed. 9-6-2 and 68 points) for position heading stopped 27 of 30 shots. final stretch before “We obviously would and third place Bea- into the play-offs. “I think we re- play-offs. On Friday like to win every game ver Valley (31-13-3-1 Beaver Valley’s vetsponded really well the boys host Beaver for the rest of the year. for 66 points). Nelson eran forward Dallas from the night before,” Valley, the next day That’s a goal for us. is sandwiched in the Calvin is tied with said Reed. “We had the two teams play These next games for middle with 67 points Kelowna’s Jordan a big meeting before in Fruitvale. On Sun- us might as well be (32-13-2-1) after los- Salahor for first in our game in Golden. day, Castlegar hosts the play-offs. Having ing twice to BV on the league scoring with 73 We came in and put the much improved home ice advantage weekend. points. Stuart Walton in a full 60-minute Grand Forks Bor- would be huge. We With four of the of the Rebs is sixth game. I think that’s der Bruins in an af- want to go all the way Rebels last five games with 65 points includwhat we’re going to ternoon affair at the this year so we need against the Leafs and ing 25 goals. have to do the rest of complex. the Nitehawks, look that home ice.”

Third period rallies boost Saints

One, two, three, Kick!! Connor McLaughlin of the Saints runs into Mike Ball of Simon Fraser during the first period of Saturday’s game at the Complex. Craig Lindsay photo Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk Saints mens’ hockey team bounced back after their first defeat of the season to win twice on the weekend, 3-2 in overtime Friday in Kamloops against Thompson Rivers University and 5-2 over second place

Simon Fraser University at the Castlegar Complex Saturday. Both games saw the Saints play strong third periods as they battled back from deficits to win. Saturday, the Saints were down 2-1 halfway through the final period before Beau Taylor evened the score with a slick deflection off a Dylan

Smith shot. Saints’ captain Jordan Wood took over after that, scoring two goals just 22 seconds apart to put his team up a pair with six minutes left before completing the natural hat-trick with an empty netter in the game’s dying moments. “SFU gave us all we could handle, but the guys dug deep in the third period and got rewarded,” said Saints’ head coach Jeff Dubois. “Jordan has been the top player in our league this season bar-none, and he showed why again tonight with a couple of big goals when we needed them. We also did a great job defensively limiting SFU’s scoring chances as our six defencemen as a unit played prob-

ably their best game of the season.” Alex Sirard got his 10th win of the season in net for Selkirk making 25 saves. With the win, Selkirk (16-1-0) moves five points ahead of SFU (13-4-1) in the BCIHL standings and possesses a game in hand. The Saints’ magic number for clinching first place for the regular season now stands at eight points with seven games remaining. This Saturday, the Saints host the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Complex starting at 7:30 p.m. as they look to sweep the season series and solidify their hold on first place in the BCIHL and home ice advantage through the playoffs.

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Things started badly for the Stanley Humphries junior boys basketball Rockers. Star point guard Shayden Groshaw went down with an ankle injury early in the first quarter of their game versus JL Crowe at the LV Rogers Invitational tourney. The remaining squad battled hard and won the game in overtime. Alex Durning led SH with a dominating 20 point performance. Clarke Morris scored the winning basket to seal the victory. His tenth point of the game turned out to be the difference. The Rockers next game came against a deep and athletic Pen High squad. Things

started rough for the Rockers when Pen High’s press created early turnovers and points. Things got worse from there when starting forward Matt Anderson also suffered an ankle injury ending his day. That broke the dam and the Penticton team ran away with a 58-28 win. Next up for the depleted Rockers team was the host LVR squad. Only seven players dressed for the final game. Taylor Peveresoff played solid basketball throughout the weekend and continued to step up in the last game. First year players Masen Groshaw and Jack Roberts contributed significant minutes and played inspired basketball for the last game. Alex Durn-

ing scored 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Bombers held on for 30 to 27 victory. The seven players showed tremendous heart and pride throughout the game. The news got worse for the Rockers on Sunday when both Shayden and Matt were diagnosed with season ending damage to their ankles. “It breaks my heart to see both players’ season cut short with injury,” said coach Mike Lynn. “Both are great athletes with bright futures. We will miss them on the court, but we will do our best to continue winning in their absence.” The squad will have to quickly regroup for road league games with JL Crowe and Rossland this week.


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Castlegar’s Tyler Hartleb, here with Kelowna’s Connie Kapak, show off their gold medal from prvoincials. Submitted photo

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bests. Tyler’s previous best times were set at the Calgary Olympic Oval, the world’s fastest ice surface. Tyler trains three times a week with the Nelson Speed Skating Club, as well as training at the regional training centres in Kelowna and Calgary. Tyler traveled north with fellow skater Connie Kapak, who won the BC championship for girls.

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Curling Deja Vu at the Groundhog Spiel There were 28 teams from throughout the West Kootenay battling it out at the Castlegar Curling Rink for the Mens Groundhog Bonspiel. Fortunately, unlike the Bill Murray movie, the curlers enjoyed their experience and didn’t have to repeat it over and over. Winning the A event was the rink of (picture at right, from left to right - submitted) Rick Cutler, Kevin Maffioli, Russ Holitzki and Brad

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three times and losing once in four games. On Jan. 31, the Rockers played in Rossland and used a strong fastbreak to beat the Royals 6123. Rachael teBulte

led all scorers with 12 points, while Svetlana Hadikin and Angela Soukeroff added eight each. “We were able to build a nice lead early using some nice long

Rebecca Liszt of the SHSS Rockers tries to power up to the basket during Thursday’s game in Rossland. Craig Lindsay photo

passes which led to easy basketball for our guards,” said coach Kim Matson. “Rossland’s 2-3 zone gave us some problems early, but after some adjustments we were able to work the ball around and get some great shots.” On the weekend, SHSS finished second at the L.V. Rogers Invitational tournament in Nelson. The Rockers beat Grand Forks 41-12 and Trail’s J.L. Crowe 41-12 before losing Saturday to the hosts 36-21, The SHSS grade 8 girls team lost 32-19 in Rossland, also on Thursday. Ashley Fitchett led the team with eight points.

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EARN EXTRA cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.BCJobLinks.com LIFE CHANGERS! Distributors required for non-competition health product. Online at: www.ourwow.info and then at: www.jusuru.com/change. Or call 780-239-8305 or email to: mervkit@yahoo.com PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

Certified Automotive Technician(s)

Required also accepting 3rd or 4th year apprentice Apply in person with resume Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:00 1050 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC No Phone Calls

Employment Help Wanted AVAILABLE immediately for busy Volvo/Mack dealership located in Salmon Arm, BC. Journeyman or equivalent experienced parts counter applicant. Full time with competitive wages and benefits. Volvo/Mack an asset but will consider other OEM experience as equivalent. Forward resumes to jdiesel1@telus.net. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview. Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

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Hydraulics/Electrical/Computer

Apprentices considered training available Contact Nick or Kevin Trowelex, Castlegar 250-365-3315 or email info@trowelex.com

Stylists wanted at the Bass Players Daughter Hair Studio Castlegar, BC Part time and Full time Commissions up to 60%. Call Barry 250-365-1693

Obituaries

Obituaries

Marjorie Radulovic January 15, 1928 – January 18, 2013 Marjorie Radulovic resided at Castlewood Village in Castlegar, BC. She was born in Fremantle, Australia on January 15th, 1928. She passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC on January 18th, 2013 after a battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Sava Radulovic who died on August 8th, 1999. She is survived by 3 nieces; Sue Patulney, Rosemary Hors, Dianne Willis and their families. Thank you to Dr. Lum and Dr. Inniss and all of the hospital staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Cremation has taken place in Nelson, British Columbia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.valleyfh.ca

Information

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CASTLEGAR TOYOTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Burk to its sales staff

Please join us in welcoming our newest product advisor. Kyle gives off good energy and makes people feel at ease. More importantly, he genuinely enjoys addressing his customers questions and needs.

July 29, 1929 - February 07, 2012 It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

Start something that lasts.

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Help Wanted Growing company seeks mechanically-inclined service person for periodic basic equipment maintenance in the Trail/Castlegar/Nelson/ Creston area, for a few service calls per month. Service times flexible. Perfect for a young retired person. Will train must have own reliable vehicle and basic tools. Fax resume or letter of interest to 905-791-7382 or email to ellajean.estabrooks@airserv.com

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BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are Energetic, Motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, we are inviting you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fastest growing automotive companies and always looking for great people to join our team. We’re accepting resumes for all departments and all positions: Management, Sales, Service (technicians), Parts, Body Shop and Accounting. Interested in joining our team? Email Darryl Payeur at darryl@bannisters.com . Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, Huber Bannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm and growing.

Obituaries

Mary Campbell

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William Kalesnikoff

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Part time Server/Cashier required at Pie in the Sky at Castlegar Airport Serve it Right & Food Safe certified required.

In loving memory

Your Loving Family Wife Elizabeth Children Betty, Willy, Jeanette and families

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(nee Arduini) of Castlegar, BC Born in Kamloops, BC March 22, 1912 Died January 29, 2013 After a long, healthy, and rich life, shaped by a strong belief in the importance of love, family, and faith we announce the passing of our Mother, Nonna, and Bisnonna, Mary Campbell in her 101st year. Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte, Ontario, and sister-in-law Patricia Arduini of Kamloops. She is also survived by Judy Campbell of Gibson’s, BC. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Graham Campbell of Castlegar, Jennifer (Brian), and Loree (Doug) of Vancouver, BC, Sheila (George) of Peterborough, Ontario, and Rachel (Jarrett) of Nelson, BC. She will also be remembered by her great-grandchildren, Aidan, Andrew, Marco, Haley, Jaxon and Frankie. How she loved those babies! Mary is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and nothing gave her more pleasure than to remember all their birthdays. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon Campbell, in 1977 and by her son, Burt Campbell, in 2007. Also predeceased by her brothers Victor and Joseph (wife Clara) and her dear sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Jim Campbell of Kelowna, BC. Mary and Les were Castlegar pioneers, arriving in 1946 from Trail to open the Castle Theatre. Then in August 1947, the Castle News first went to press, mainly to advertise upcoming movies. Mary and Les resided on Cedar Street (now 1st Street), overlooking the Columbia River, and Mary continued to live there until she moved into care. She was a member of St. Rita’s CWL for many, many years. Our thanks to all the staff at Talarico Place for their kind, patient and supportive care during her last years. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Castlegar, on Monday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM after which there was a reception in St. Rita’s Parish Hall. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


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Eager Journalists The Castlegar News wants to hear from you. This Black Press publication has an imminent opening for a reporter/photographer in the heart of B.C.s beautiful and vibrant West Kootenay region. Castlegar is known as the Crossroads of the Kootenays – 35 minutes to Nelson, 25 minutes to Trail, 90 minutes to Grand Forks. Equal portions of ability and attitude are key for the next member of this two-person editorial team. The successful applicant will be well-versed in the CP style, InDesign, Photoshop and social media. A reliable vehicle and digital camera are required. Rush your resume this way if you take pride in finding the story, getting it right, getting the photo, getting it online and in print. This job involves covering news, sports and community events on a schedule including evenings and weekends. Here’s a gig with a future! As the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, with more than 150 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio. The company has 3,500 employees, and newsrooms with history dating back to the 1800s. This position is available as of February 14, 2013. Please send three writing samples, three photo samples along with three references, to: Jim Sinclair newsroom@castlegarnews.com

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) invites applications for the position of

MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION Competition # 13-E-01

The Position: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Manager of Transportation leads the day to day operations of the Transportation Department. This term specific position actively promotes and supports the effective management of the Transportation Department and is responsible for the following areas: • Oversee and support district transportation • Supervision of the transportation workforce • Setup and monitor licensing and insurance coverage, preventative maintenance program for the district vehicle fleet, and assigning vehicles to specific routes For full position details including qualifications and how to apply please refer to our website (www.sd20.bc.ca) on the Job Postings – Administrative and Exempt page under the Careers /Employment section.

Along with Grade 12, you have your IP Red Seal Certification (or equivalent), at least 5 years’ relevant practical experience and some computer proficiency. An instructor’s diploma or BC teaching certificate and previous teaching experience would be preferred. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the BCGEU Collective Agreement. Closing date: February 11, 2013.

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JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN CASTLEGAR/TRAIL /ROBSON AREAS! We are seeking candidates who are skilled, experienced and flexible to work in our various residential programs throughout the West Kootenays. Potential candidates must have experience dealing with behavior challenges. If you are passionate about working with youth at risk or youth with special needs and want to make a difference in their lives, consider joining our team in the following positions: *Full Time Residence Workers (3 - 24 hour live in shifts/ week) and * Casual Residence Workers (24 hour live in shifts as needed). Successful applicants must be able to follow behavior plans/protocols, be positive role models and mentors. For further information on these positions refer to our website www.axis.bc.ca under job opportunities. Resumes with cover letters can be Faxed to: Bev Munro: (250)-851-2977 Emailed to: bev.munro@axis.bc.ca. Only

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Now recruiting casual, potentially permanent positions at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

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Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca or fax to 1-866-686-7435

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You’ll provide a quality, motivated learning environment for your students as a valued on-call, relief or short-term instructor with Selkirk College’s School of Industry and Trades Training.

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TRADES RELIEF INSTRUCTORS For our Plant Operator, General Mechanics, Carpentry and Metal Fabricator programs— Silver King Campus

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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

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PORTAGE College in Lac La Biche, AB, is looking for Maintenance Service Workers. For more info, visit our website at portagecollege.ca or call 1-866-623-5551, ext. 5597.

SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

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Casual Housekeeping/Dietary Aides Weekend & Afternoon Shifts Available QUALIFICATIONS: -Foodsafe -WHIMIS CVCC is focused on Resident-First, Person-Centered Care. We welcome individuals interested in making a difference. Email: cvcc-admin@chantellegroup.com Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Mine Maintenance Trainer t Soil Technician t Surveyor For complete job descriptions please visit: www.mtmilligan.com Apply by email to: MtMilligan-Resumes@tcrk.com Or by Fax: 888-881-3527


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Real Estate

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Volunteers Needed! The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with their Daffodil Campaign this spring. By donating a few hours of your time you can help enhance the quality of life for Canadians living with cancer, and bring us closer to our goal of eradicating cancer. Volunteer Positions Include:

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We are currently accepting applications to join our casual Relief Pool. Successful applicants will be trained in a variety of entry level positions across our operation, and then called in to cover vacancies as they occur. If you are looking to align with a progressive organization that respects the potential & ideas of people, let’s review our mutual expectations:

✓ Prior related work experience highly desirable ✓ Self-directed, finds work to be done ✓ Demonstrated examples of initiatives; gets things done ✓ Team focused approach to problem & tasks ✓ Generates ideas & suggestions ✓ At least 1 year of relevant postsecondary education

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S CASTLEGAR: 2 baths, main floor laundry. Smoking outside ONLY, N/P, references requested. $1100/mo. + util. Call 250-513-0535.

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What You Can Expect ✓ State of the art technology & facilities ✓ Varied work experiences within the mill ✓ Opportunities for increased responsibilities ✓ A collegial & stable work environment ✓ An incomparable family & recreationally oriented lifestyle with 4 distinct seasons ✓ $27.53 per hour plus a great benefits & pension package

For those yearning to get on board a growing enterprise & advance their skills, this is a rare opportunity! To learn more about Zellstoff Celgar go to www.mercerint.com

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Suites, Lower Castlegar clean, bright spacious 1 Bdrm ground level basement studio suite, partly furnished, convenient central location, N/S, N/P, shared laundry, $750/mth includes utilities, WIFI & Satellite TV Days 250-304-5289, evening 365-0620, Avail Immediately CASTLEGAR Cute, clean & bright 1 Bdrm, Adult Bldg furnished, ready to move in N/P, N/S, 365-5246 CASTLEGAR Raspberry Village, 2 bdrm Basement Suite N/S, F/S, DW, W/D, Pets nego, lrg yard reference required Avail Feb 1st $1100/mth incl heat & power call 1-928-726-6214 or 306-525-5045

CASTLEGAR, 1 Bdrm suite neat Kootenay Market & Bus stop $515/mth inclusive Avail Immed, N/S, N/P 250-608-3930 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apartment Bright & Spacious, F/S Laundry on site, close to amenities, N/S, N/P, $725/mth + utilities, Call 359-7819

2 bdrm cabin $685/m + 2 bdrm cabin $585/m on large acreage, very private, 1km south of Slocan City. Wood/ elect heat, creek water, Utilities xtra. Pets ok, room for garden. Lease required. 250-359-2259

Located in the West Kootenay of southeastern BC, 450 employees of Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership (‘Celgar’) produce over 1400 tonnes of Bleached Kraft pulp per day. Our mill is a World Class state of the art facility & we continue to make significant capital investments to maintain that standing! We are 1 of 3 Pulp mills owned by Mercer International Inc. We are Castlegar’s leading employer & are committed to maintaining our responsible position within the community & being our customers’ preferred supplier of choice.

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Homes for Rent Castlegar 2 Bdrm Mobile, F/S, N/P, N/S, $500/mth + utilities, full covered deck by Millenium walkway & river Avail Feb 1st 250-365-7429 CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House 550 - 9th Ave, $1,200/mth + utilities, Ph 250-365-7867 Castlegar Spacious 3 Bdrm 2 bath, newly painted, some new flooring, 5 appliances, N/S, N/P, 1/2 utilities, Avail Feb 1st, $1150/mth, Phone 304-0023 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273 Pass Creek 2 Bdrm House Avail Immediately 250-365-4857 or 304-1711 ROBSON 4 bdrm House usF/S, online newlyvisit reno’d, DW, W/D Fenced yard, $1,000/mth www.castlegar.com + utilities, 250-365-3059

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NOTICE OF CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that all person having claims against the Estate of Susana Doell, also known as Susan Doell, also known as Susanna Doell, also known as Suzanne Doell, Deceased, formerly of the Town of Robson, Province of British Columbia, who died on 23rd day of August, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Linda Joanne Baker and Gerald Allen Rempel, Executors, on or before April 15, 2013, after which date the Estate's assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Linda Joanne Baker and Gerald Allen Rempel, Executors c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1R 4B1

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